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Roasted Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Roasted Cranberry Salsa is a tasty and colorful holiday recipe for gifting and serving at parties.

In this recipe roasted fresh cranberries pair perfectly with the traditional elements of salsa – jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and lime.

Roasted Cranberry Salsa

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I love chips and salsa. It is one of my favorite snack foods.

Traditional tomato based salsas are excellent, but sometimes it is fun to mix things up a bit.

As far as foods go, cranberries, with their bright, bold color, scream Christmas to me.

So, I thought it would be fun to take this gorgeous, bright and tart fruit and created a Christmas-y salsa recipe.

Roasted Cranberry Salsa

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How to Make Cranberry Salsa

This Roasted Cranberry Salsa is so simple.

It takes just minutes to prepare after your roast the cranberries.

After that, all you have to do is stir in the rest of the ingredients and you’re ready to go.

You can serve this salsa recipe warm or chilled, whichever temperature that you prefer.

I love to pair this Roasted Cranberry Salsa with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Food Should Taste Good

I have been buying these chips to serve with salsa for years and love them.

I think they’re great for mixed company get togethers that involve food because they’re Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Kosher – usually that covers most people.

Plus, the chip is nice and sturdy and a good size for scooping up bites of this delicious dip.

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I love the flavor of the nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn in this versatile chip.

You won’t have any over salted chip that taste like cardboard with Food Should Taste Good.

Instead, you get what you expect from a  brand that calls themselves Food Should Taste Good – a tortilla chip made from high-quality ingredients that actually tastes good.

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Food Should Taste Good Founder, Pete Lescoe is passionate about real food.

He says: “I love food. I’ve been working in restaurants and grocery stores my whole life, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that food tastes best when it’s made with real ingredients.”  No argument here!

Next time you have a craving for chips and salsa, spend a few extra minutes whipping up this delicious recipe for Roasted Cranberry Salsa, full of fresh, whole ingredients.

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It is that time of year again – you might be hosting a holiday party or you might be attending one. Either way there is a good chance that you’ll need a recipe, or a few, to prepare.

Favorite Holiday Appetizers

These small bites and dips are perfect for any Holiday appetizer spread and will go perfectly served alongside this recipe for roasted cranberry salsa.

In this recipe for Greek Puff Pastry Appetizers with Kalamata Olives, puff pastry shells are baked and filled with a mixture of kalamata olives, red bell pepper, fresh oregano, feta, and spinach with a warm lemony olive oil vinaigrette for a scrumptious puff pastry appetizer perfect for any holiday party. 

This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas might sound fancy but they are super simple to prepare and packed with the flavors of fresh asparagus, prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, ricotta, and parmesan.

Shrimp Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms have a wonderful depth of flavor from all of the delicious ingredients: portobello mushrooms, shrimp, fresh basil and rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese.

This Endive, Pear, and Walnut Appetizer is perfect for this time of year with the delicious seasonal flavors of pear and cranberry.

Rosemary White Bean Artichoke Spinach Dip is a remake of the classic recipe so many know and love.

In this recipe creamy white cannellini beans and rosemary pair perfectly with artichokes, fresh spinach, and cheese.

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini are the perfect solution for simple entertaining.

They look far more special than a plate of fruit and cheese, but they’re really a cinch to prepare and they don’t require any special serving utensils.

What are your favorite salsas to serve with chips?

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Roasted Cranberry Salsa

Roasted Cranberry Salsa

Yield: about 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Roasted Cranberry Salsa is a tasty, colorful holiday recipe for gifting and serving at parties. Roasted fresh cranberries pair perfectly with the traditional elements of salsa - jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and lime.


  • 16 ounces Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 large Lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, or to taste
  • 1 large Jalapeño, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh finely chopped Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup Minced Yellow Onion
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn Tortilla Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a large cookie sheet by lining it with foil.
  3. Toss the cranberries with the olive oil, salt and pepper, on the prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Roast at 425 degrees F on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the cranberries have burst and begun to blacken.
  5. Transfer the roasted cranberries to a food processor with the lime juice and sugar. Pulse until smooth.
  6. Remove the cranberries from the food processor and place in a bowl.
  7. Stir in the jalapeño, cilantro, and yellow onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve with Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.


Store, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 0g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Looks like such a festive treat for entertaining over the holidays.  I have roasted cranberries and it does make them so flavorful.  Happy Holidays!

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